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Find the best coach deals and discounts

Taking the coach is one of the cheapest options to discover the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. However, you might also be able to save even more money by making use of special discounts and deals. For example, senior citizens, children, and students can often take advantage of discounted ticket fares. Each coach company is different. However, most provide a special code to enter during the booking process. 

Coach companies, such as National Express, megabus or FlixBus, frequently provide their customers with the chance of scoring extra cheap tickets. While megabus is famous for its £1-tickets, you might be able to find a good National Express deal as well for the trip of your choice. By using the CheckMyBus search portal, you can compare bus prices from companies for a route. Then you can simply pick the one with the best deal without the need to do any extra research!

The bus companies’ current deals and offers

National Express

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As the UK’s leading coach service, National Express offers competitive prices and frequent deals so users can often find attractive ticket prices.

Most Popular Deals:

  • ISIC card for students in school, college or university
  • Discounts for children, seniors and group airport travel
  • Save 1/3 on standard and fully flexible tickets with Coachcard

FlixBus

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Europe’s leading bus service, FlixBus has offered affordable bus tickets on both sides of the Atlantic. FlixBus offers cheap prices, even for long-distance routes and has regular discounts throughout the year.

Most Popular Deals:

  • Discounts for children under 15
  • 10% discount with International Student Identity Card

megabus

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With bus routes across the United Kingdom, megabus had made a name for itself with its £1.00 tickets. However, the bus company offers plenty of deals to help you save!

Most Popular Deals:

  • Students save £3.00 with UNiDAYS discount
  • Limited time tickets for £1.00

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FAQ – How can I Save Money When Travelling on the Bus

Can I get a discount as a senior citizen?

Many bus companies offer discounts for senior citizens. However, the age requirement can vary from company to company. Bus companies may either require you to prove your age when booking to get the discount. Others, like National Express, offer a senior coach card with a code that can be used when making online bookings. 

What discounts are available for children?

Typically, babies and infants are allowed to travel free of charge. This usually depends on if the child is seated in their parent’s lap rather than in a booster seat. Different bus companies also have different policies when determining if children can get a discounted ticket. Age caps can vary from 10 to 16 while other companies may not offer any discounts for children.

Are there discounts available for students?

A number of coach companies, such as National Express, offer generous discounts for students in school, college or university. Students currently enrolled may obtain an International Student Card. This will then require a student ID for proof to receive the student travel card. These are then applied when booking online. 

How can I find special deals or promo codes?

Bus companies frequently provide special deals and seasonal offers. These can be for holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Halloween or various bank holidays. They can also be a way for a company to celebrate milestones, such as opening new bus routes or an anniversary. One of the best places you can find these are on the companies’ social media channels. Additionally, sites such as Honey, Swagbucks and Promo Code Watch regularly add the latest bus deals.

How do I apply limited deals or promo codes?

Once you have a promo code, you typically need to book online to get the deal. This is where we can help! You can use the CheckMyBus search engine to find bus routes for the day you’d like to travel. Then, you can filter your results by the bus company you have the promo code for. Then, when you click “view deal,” you’ll be redirected to the company’s webpage to make the booking on their site. While making the booking, you’ll typically find a field for promo codes which you can enter to apply the discount.

12 Comments

  • Phil Jarvis

    What bus companies can we use our senior citizens bus passes on from Weston super mare to Bristol & return
    The passes are valid on all normal bus services throughout England & Wales as concessionary travel passes

    Regards Phil Jarvis

    • CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Phil,

      Thank you for your message. While the passes are good for regional buses, many larger intercity coaches, such as National Express, have their own senior coach cards which are needed for a discount using their services. Between Weston super-mare and Bristol, National Express offers many connections and offers a senior coach-card for £12.50 a year. It allows savings up to 1/3 the ticket price and a free journey if the coach is delayed for more than an hour. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  • Janice Doherty

    I’m trying to find out if I can get a bus from Liverpool one bus station to John Lennon airport on Saturday 6th July at approx 19.30. Can you help.

    • CheckMyBus

      Dear Janice,

      Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, we don’t currently have any buses between Liverpool One Bus Station and John Lennon Airport in our system. You can travel this route via local bus services, such as Arriva North West and Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire. We also offer a route from Birkenhead to the airport. If you have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch with us again.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

  • Denise carey

    It keeps saying go place ,to our front page when I’ve got to the place time and fare I have to pay with nation express , but I can’t find front page or how to book

    • CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear Denise,

      Thank you for your message. Please note that CheckMyBus is an intercity bus price comparison portal and doesn’t sell tickets. When you click “view deal” on a bus route in our system, you are then redirected to the bus company’s web page to make the booking and payment. You should be redirected directly to the National Express booking page, where you enter your payment information to book the ticket. If you experience further issues once redirected, please let us know.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus Support

    • CheckMyBus

      Dear Umair,

      Thanks for your inquiry at CheckMyBus. On the commute between Northampton to London, National Express operates daily connections up 5 pounds. Please try it out with our search engine, simply type in the destinations and dates you’d like to travel and you’ll see all the affordable deals at a glance! Should you require any further assistance, please let us know anytime! CheckMyBus wish you a great bus trip!

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus-Support

  • P.

    Hello there,
    Is there any booking fee when I book the ticket online with Oui bus?
    Is there any additional fee if I pay by ctrdit card?

    Many thanks
    Regards
    P

    • CheckMyBus-Support

      Dear P.,

      According to the General Terms and Conditions of OUIBUS, the prices displayed include all taxes, costs and service costs. However, they do not rule out that in some rare cases the credit card companies themselves might charge a fee but in any case you would be informed about it during the booking process.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus-Support

    • CheckMyBus-Support

      Hello Jean,

      the connection from Glasgow to Blackpool is operated by National Express. Unfortunately, this coach company does not offer regular discounts for senior citizens. However, if you’re a frequent traveller, then it might be worth considering National Express’ Senior Coachcard. You can purchase the discount card for £10 and it will then entitle you to 10% off every journey for one year.

      Best regards,
      Your CheckMyBus-Support

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